Bavaria is excellently positioned in terms of both science and industry.
Universities and universities of applied sciences
9 state universities, including two German elite universities with the Ludwig-Maximilians- Universität München and the Technical University of Munich, 17 state universities of applied sciences, 6 state universities of arts and numerous other private universities form the bedrock for science in Bavaria.
Extra-university research facilities
In addition to the Fraunhofer Society, the largest organisation for applied research in Europe, and the Max-Planck Society, one of the leading organisations for basic research in Germany and Europe, both of which are based in Munich, Bavaria is also home to numerous other renowned research facilities such as the Helmholtz Association, the Leibniz Association as well as various other facilities and institutes.
Bavarian Research Associations
The Bavarian Research Associations constitute an important instrument for promoting interdisciplinary co-operation in research. A research association involves scientists from various faculties and universities collaborating on promising topics for the future typically with partners from industry.
Overview: Bavarian Reasearch Associations
The highly developed knowledge and technology transfer system is a pillar of Bavaria’s success in the field of innovation, with the 17 state-wide clusters at its core. The key role of these platforms is to network companies with one another as well as companies and research facilities.
Overview: Cluster in Bayern
Bavaria is one of the economically strongest regions in Europe and enjoys worldwide acclaim as a high-tech location. At the heart of this success is the powerful network of globally operating corporations, medium-sized world market leaders, a broad range of efficient small and medium-sized enterprises as well as a host of creative and innovative entrepreneurs.